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Making Wooden Model Plans #6: Need some seats

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Blog entry by htl posted 01-24-2018 11:32 PM 557 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Thing front wheel well and back closed in. Part 6 of Making Wooden Model Plans series Part 7: Working on the roof »

Figuring out the fenders, and playing with some doors, was fun I think?

Then we need some seats.
Thought they would be easy but took 5 hours, well I guess I should add the steering wheel and dash to those hour’s.

And a dash board.

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#1 posted 01-25-2018 12:28 AM

Your work is amazing. I love how you made the seats.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 01-25-2018 12:42 AM

The seats are unique and a clever way to make them.

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#3 posted 01-25-2018 02:07 AM

Love the seat Bruce, very cool and if I my, I’ll have to add that to my “planning process” for my hot rod, thank you. Any chance please of a few more photos and details of the seat??

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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htl

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#4 posted 01-25-2018 02:35 AM

Gluing jig to add a little shape to the seats.
After gluing up the seat or back sand off the dowel ends.

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#5 posted 01-25-2018 02:46 AM

Brilliant idea for the seats #4... However, would need 1.5” dia. dowels for my sized bum!


Then we need some seats.
Thought they would be easy but took 5 hours.
- htl

Did you know you can buy fluted dowels instead if making them… could have saved yourself 4:59 hours!....

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 01-25-2018 03:12 AM

Coming along very nicely.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 01-25-2018 03:16 AM

Your Sooo funny!!! Mr. Duck

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#8 posted 01-25-2018 03:20 AM

5 hours sounds pretty good to me for seats that look that good!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 01-25-2018 03:24 AM

Oh – and the body is looking really good!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 01-25-2018 03:28 AM

Thanks all !!! sras when it came to me to do this I had it in my head it would be easier than some other ideas but was proved wrong. LOL

And as usual just had to try something different.

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#11 posted 01-25-2018 04:24 AM

WOW ….what a super great idea for seats ….like i said TEACHER ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#12 posted 01-25-2018 08:06 AM

THAT CHAIRS. I will steal that idea and sure use it in some next projects! Or is there a patent I have to pay for? Well Bruce and i also like the car!

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#13 posted 01-25-2018 11:01 AM

Dutchy I’ve used so many of your ideas I’d be very proud if you were able to use one or any of mine.

And no there’s is no patent but by showing it here it does put a date to when the ideas came to my mind and got created.

Gr8Hunter has called me a teacher but it’s more in the line of, I love to show other’s what I have learned and want them to love model building as much as I do, and yes I’m addicted to model building and this site. lol

And it’s Dutchy and Ducky’s attention to details in their builds that’s helped up my building skills but also the many other’s that have showed their models here and different way’s things can be done.

I was thinking about this last night and it still is night here, [4 in the morning LOL] my main influences are first Toy’s and Joys plans with their copy, cut, paste, then build techniques and the way Dutchy approached them that got me building the way I do.

The wheels I build all started with seeing Dutchy experimenting with making tyre treads on the band saw and his use of a tread making jig on the table saw.
This fired up in me a 2 year search for a safe fast wheel making jig for mass production, just put in the wheel blanks and set the saw and start cutting treads.
I should add that I’m never satisfied with how something works there’s always a better simpler way to do it so I’m always tinkering with the design of something I make..

I should also add [and this never ends] that it’s thrilling to see someone take one of my ideas and add to it.

Now go take some eye drops I know your eye’s are bleeding.

So I’ll shut up now!!!

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#14 posted 01-25-2018 12:28 PM

I LIKE those seats! Great idea.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#15 posted 01-25-2018 12:38 PM

Thanks everyone for your great comments and encouragement!!!

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